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Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
significant changes on fund distribution. k-12 education will increase by two. $7,000,000,000.1820088854 by the year 2017. not only with services, programs but additional teachers and staff. they also want more local control to get away with the dedicated funds for certain issues and let local school districts decide how they want their money spent. when the most controversial is funding would not be evenly distributed. over time, districts with lower income and those in need of learning in, of learning english would need more money and this is the right thing to do. >> 40% of the students are poor. and 20% to not speak english as their first language that is a challenge. so, that means that our future depends not just on finding evenly but a disproportionate funding when the a disproportionate challenges. >> as for higher education the university of california will also see some increased funding. still, not as much as both institutions have wanted. >> catherine: they have also talked about fiscal belt- tightening? >> that always seems to be the excuse with ra
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
: it's been less than three weeks since they lost 20 of their classmates and six educators, but thursday sandy hook elementary students were back in class. >> "watching them get off the bus, most of the kids were excited, they had seen friends, they hadn't see in awhile, they anxious to get into the hallways and meet up with the other kids, and you could see the teachers had the same response, they were quite excited to see the students." >> reporter: the site of the december shooting is still part of an ongoing investigation, so the former chalk hill middle school in nearby monroe was re- purposed, and renamed sandy hook. >> "a great deal of thought and effort and volunteer work to make this as seamless as possible." >> reporter: to give the students a sense of continuity, desks and other familiar objects were brought to their new school. a number of parents spent the day there, discussing security and other concerns with police and school officials. >> "it was like the first day of school, everybody, there were counselors, there were therapy dogs, all the parents, there was a
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